January 17, 2013

A Taste of Japan's Harajuku Fashion Via A Harajuku Panda From Build-A-Bear Workshop (Review and Giveaway)


I should tell you now that in this house of mine, Japan and anything Japanese is a big deal to us. It's partly my father's fault. I'm quarter Japanese. True confession. Nonetheless, we're simply hooked on anything  "Japan-y". Why wouldn't we? Japan is renown for so many things unique! It's the birthplace of anime and fashion so out of this world, cute won't even begin to describe it. Beyond cute like Hello Kitty, Pokemon... and then there's Harajuku! 

Harajuku is a well-known place in Japan and is also a fashion capital of the world, renowned for its unique street fashion. This is the inspiration behind the new Harajuku Hugs Panda at Build-A-Bear Workshop with its own unique Harajuku outfits that can be mix and matched to suit anyone's taste and style.



I received a fully clothed Harajuku Hugs Panda from Build-A-Bear Workshop®  and my oh my, I was floored. This Panda was totally stylin'! Its overall appearance says nothing but "I'm fabulously cute!" And it sure is.

  • I simply love its heart-shaped eyes! The pattern and embroidery work is impeccable.
  • I adore its pretty outfit. If they have that in my size, I would totally wear it even the cute undies!
  • I can't get enough of its smiling face! Simply sweet and adorable.
  • I would highly recommend this as a perfect gift for your little, or grown-up, fashionistas any time of the day!


This Harajuku Hugs Panda sure lives up to its name. Besides being fashionably cute, it sure is a magnet for hugs!


Though in my case, I have to steal some because you just look and see who's getting most of it. Yup, it's that girl alright. Build-A-Bear Workshop's #1 Fan. You just look at her room! 


  • Harajuku Hugs Panda retails for $20 and will be available on January 18th. Gwen Stefani, music and fashion icon who launched Harajuku Lovers - a brand that includes apparel, accessories, and stationary and reflects Gwen's love of Japanese culture and pop art, worked with Build-A-Bear Workshop to bring you Harajuku Hugs and its clothing assortment, so expect an assortment of fashion-forward, ultra-cool outfits and accessories "G" style for this lucky Panda!


Win it to Style it. 
In behalf of Build-A-Bear Workshop, we're giving away $25 Gift Card so you can purchase your own Harajuku Hugs Panda. Good Luck!


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39 comments:

  1. my daughter said she liked the Royal Rapunzel Disney Princess Bear best

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  2. The panda is adorable! Love it. I also like the Year of the Snake snake. Something about it makes me smile- the tuft of hair, the tongue sticking out.

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  3. I love the Year of the Snake snake. The tuft of hair and his tongue sticking out make me smile.

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  4. The Blue Puppy Gift Set 5 pc. is super cute

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  5. I like the 17in shake it up bunny.

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  6. i love the pink hello kitty!:)

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  7. Love the Hello Kitty and the monkey

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  8. I love the hello kitty stuffed animal

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  9. we have a Beach Bear that is unique to our store...it is so cute!

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  10. my daughter is a huge fan of hello kitty. so any of those would be her fave

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  11. We like the hello kitty
    donnyandshelly at yahoo dot com

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  12. I like the Heart Fairy Hugs-A-Plenty Puppy
    kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  13. I like the Monkey.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  14. My daughter would like the Beautiful Belle Happy Hugs Teddy. Thank you!!
    crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

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  15. My daughter would like the Beautiful Belle Happy Hugs Teddy. thank you!
    crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

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  16. I have to say the monarch butterfly is pretty awesome! But any soft, squishy critter will do ;-)

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  17. I love the Snow White Vanilla Cream Bunny.

    Name on rafflecopter: Mary Happymommy

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  18. I love the Christmas Sugar Cookie Bear AND the Harajuku Panda is TOO CUTE

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  19. CHRISTMAS SUGAR COOKIE BEAR!!!! THE HARAJUKU PANDA IS TOO CUTE!!!!!

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  20. My daughter would love the new Disney princess bear!

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  21. we would like the belle disney princess bear

    jennifer marie

    lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

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  22. we would like the belle disney princess bear

    jennifer marie

    lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

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  23. I love the 18in. Cheerful Monkey.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  24. I like the 17 in. Shake It Up Bunny
    michelle tucker

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  25. Oh my gosh, that bull dog is so cute!

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  26. Uh-oh, I know what E is going to want for Valentine's Day! Love those big heart eyes. Actually, I think the next BABW animal she gets might be the Girl Scout Bear coming out. We might take our Daisy troop there and use our Cookie Money for a Bridging to Brownies/end of the year treat.

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